Samantha Watkins

Author: Aurelie Venem
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
ISBN: 9781503952997
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Young librarian Samantha Watkins has always been perfectly content with her humdrum existence. Never easily fitting in with anyone anywhere, she feels most at ease in silence, among stacks of books. Sam believes in leaving fantasy and drama to the characters in her beloved novels. But one night when she leaves work late, she finds herself center stage in a tale of vengeance and terror. Samantha is rescued from a gang of vampires by Phoenix, a mysterious and otherworldly man. Suddenly her paranormal adventures take a far more extraordinary turn than any story she's ever read. Phoenix, her savior, is actually a vampire as well, tasked with stopping his peers from killing. With no possibility of returning to her former life, Sam becomes his assistant. Together they investigate a series of mysterious disappearances and attempt to save the human race from a horrible fate. Battling vampires thrills and empowers Sam, but where does she stand with supernatural Phoenix? Could Phoenix, through their work together, become a different man?

Going Grey

Author: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781499713046
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Ian isn't crazy. Life would be a lot simpler if he was. He's eighteen, on the run, and scared – the shape-shifting delusions he's had since childhood have turned out to be real. He's the result of a dynamic mimicry project intended to help undercover agents "go grey" and blend in unnoticed. Now the biotech company wants its property back, and the only people he can trust are two private military contractors sent to find him – Rob, a former Royal Marine who's struggling to adjust to Civvy Street, and Mike, heir to a wealthy American political dynasty, who only ever wanted to be an ordinary guy. While the company hunts Ian, the two contractors try to help him harness his disturbing ability. But first Ian's got to work out what identity really means – and Mike and Rob have to decide how far they'll go to give him the chance of a normal life.

Star Angel

Author: David McDaniel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692481592
Format: PDF
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Join the adventure. #TeamStarAngel Star Angel is the tale of a teenage girl catapulted from a normal life to an alien planet in the midst of war. Her journey to self-discovery, to finding the hero within, sets the pace. Along the way she draws to herself a cast of characters who come to believe in her, even as her determination and resolution win the day. Throughout it all is her pursuit of a love that can never be. --- Jessica has moved to a new city and is about to start at a new school, when on the eve of that momentous event a young man falls from the sky. Like a meteor he hits, on fire and striking the ground at incredible speed. Completely freaked Jess is nevertheless compelled to run to the scene of the impact, only to discover the young man is, remarkably, fine. He has a mysterious device with him, and while in the middle of trying to understand what's just happened the device activates and the two of them are sent hurtling to a whole new world. Suddenly Jess is in a fight for her life. This is a world at war, a grim place filled with destruction and populated, impossibly, by humans like those of Earth. But this isn't Earth, and the reality of that fills her with increasing dread, as any hope of finding the device that brought them fades. It's been lost in the transition and it soon becomes clear she could be stuck in this chaotic place forever. Which is only the beginning of her problems. For in the legends of this world she's an angel, prophesied long ago, foreseen to come exactly as she has, destined to usher in their salvation and bring them from the darkness of war into the light of a new age. But Jess has no time for such things. She's no angel. Just a girl on the run, and all she wants is to get home.

Leadership Transformed

Author: Peter Fuda
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847659659
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Ask around in business circles, and you'll get a thousand different answers. But now, internationally-renowned leadership expert Dr Peter Fuda has created a single, coherent roadmap for greatness: after more than a decade's research and practice, Fuda shares the seven common threads that have enabled hundreds of CEOs across the world to transform themselves into effective, inspiring leaders. Leadership Transformed uses seven easy-to-remember metaphors to distil Fuda's research into a pathway for real, lasting change. The Fire metaphor, for example, will help you shift from burning platforms (fear-driven leadership) to burning ambition (purpose-driven leadership). Fuda has helped leaders on four continents achieve greatness. Previously available only to the select clients of his industry-leading consultancy, now Fuda's expert knowledge can help kick-start your own leadership transformation.

The Oddfits

Author: Tiffany Tsao
Publisher: AmazonCrossing
ISBN: 9781503952621
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Eight-year-old Murgatroyd Floyd doesn't fit in--not as a blue-eyed blonde living in Singapore, not in school, and certainly not with his aloof expatriate parents, who seem determined to make his life even harder. Unbeknownst to him, there's a reason why he's always the odd boy out: he is an Oddfit, a rare type of human with access to the More Known World, a land invisible to most people. Yet unfortunate circumstances keep Murgatroyd stranded in the Known World, bumbling through life with the feeling that an extraordinary something is waiting for him just beyond reach. Seventeen years later, that something finally arrives when a secret organization dedicated to exploring the More Known World invites Murgatroyd on a mission. But as the consummate loser begins to grow into the Oddfit he was meant to be, the Known World becomes bent on exterminating him. For once in his underachieving life, will Murgatroyd Floyd exceed expectations and outsmart those trying to thwart his stupendous destiny?

Encounters at the Heart of the World

Author: Elizabeth A. Fenn
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 0374711070
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Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them, but why don't we know more? Who were they really? In this extraordinary book, Elizabeth A. Fenn retrieves their history by piecing together important new discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science. Her boldly original interpretation of these diverse research findings offers us a new perspective on early American history, a new interpretation of the American past. By 1500, more than twelve thousand Mandans were established on the northern Plains, and their commercial prowess, agricultural skills, and reputation for hospitality became famous. Recent archaeological discoveries show how these Native American people thrived, and then how they collapsed. The damage wrought by imported diseases like smallpox and the havoc caused by the arrival of horses and steamboats were tragic for the Mandans, yet, as Fenn makes clear, their sense of themselves as a people with distinctive traditions endured. A riveting account of Mandan history, landscapes, and people, Fenn's narrative is enriched and enlivened not only by science and research but by her own encounters at the heart of the world.

18 Things

Author: Jamie Ayres
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781620071519
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A young girl struggles to live again after a lightning strike kills the best friend she was secretly in love with. Her therapist suggests she write a life list of eighteen things to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday, sending her and her friends, including the new hottie in town, on an unexpected journey they’ll never forget. As she crosses each item off her list, she must risk her own heart, but if she fails, she risks losing herself and her true soul-mate forever.

18 Truths

Author: Jamie Ayres
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781620074473
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Praise for 18 Truths: "A touching story that will make you cherish each day and the ones you love." Jaime Rush, New York Times bestselling author of the Hidden Series "A haunting tale that had me smiling one moment and on the brink of tears the next." Heather Burch, critically acclaimed author of the Halflings Series "An emotional journey readers won't soon forget--will have readers making their own bucket lists." Marisa Cleveland, Author of the South Beach Series About 18 Truths: Lying is unbearable, betrayal is inevitable, and choosing which path to take is impossible. Olga Gay Worontzoff ended her senior year as an eighteen-year-old girl totally in love with Nate, enjoying their new romance and about to attend the university of her dreams. Now she's spending her summer in the weird subculture of the Underworld, with charmingly witty and powerful angels, and problematic demons, trying to rescue Connor, the best friend and secret crush she was unable to save during a freak accident. But Nate has other things on his mind, mainly Grace. She's their first assignment as joint spirit guides, and Olga's feeling hurt and jealous. His mysterious behavior has Olga questioning everything she believed about him and now she must decide whether to stick to their plan, or follow her heart. Unfortunately, a series of mistakes threatens everyone around her and plants Olga in the center of cosmic events much larger than she ever imagined. Only one thing is certain: the chilling truths uncovered during her journey will leave no one untouched.

Scottish Werebear an Unexpected Affair

Author: Lorelei Moone
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517321406
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Romance novelist, Clarice Adler, has lost the inspiration to write ever since dumping her cheating boyfriend. How do you dream up a plot of two people falling in love, when you've stopped believing in love yourself? But her deadline is looming, and her career hangs in the balance, so she decides to lock herself away on the secluded Scottish Isle of Skye to finish her manuscript. Upon meeting Derek McMillan there, it seems she's found her new muse and the words start to flow out of her as if by magic. Clarice falls for him, hard, despite knowing nothing about the man, except that he's unavailable. Derek McMillan has been managing his farm and renting out a few holiday cottages on his own for years now. He deals with the occasional tourist for some extra money, but mostly keeps to himself. When he first lays eyes on the curvy beauty, Clarice, he immediately regrets accepting her booking. Lightning strikes, and as much as he tries to deny it, his inner bear knows that she's his mate. But he's a shifter, and she's a human, and the two can't ever mix, can they? In this steamy paranormal romance novella, follow along as an impossible love blossoms between two people, who couldn't be more different. One might say fate intended for them to meet, if you believe in that sort of thing, but they're both set on fighting their attraction with everything they've got. They're going to need another push to admit to themselves as well as each other what's going on... This story is intended for adult audiences only.

Spellslinger

Author: Sebastien de Castell
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785761331
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MAGIC IS A CON GAME. Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage's duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There's just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi - a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She's difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen's only hope... The first in a rich and compelling fantasy series, from the author of the much-loved Greatcoats series,bursting with tricks, traps and a devious talking squirrel cat. Perfect for fans of THE DARK TOWER, FIREFLY, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, TERRY PRATCHETT, BEN AARONOVITCH and JIM BUTCHER.